After 25 years of experience gained in harnessing the country’s hydropower potential, SJVN forayed into generation of thermal power. The first project taken up for execution is the 1320 MW capacity Buxar Thermal Power Plant in Bihar. A wholly owned subsidiary
special purpose vehicle (SPV) company Buxar Bijlee Company Pvt Ltd. has been incorporated for the purpose. The plant is to be located at Chausa village in Buxar district. Coal for the thermal plant employing super critical technology is to come from a dedicated
coal mine located in Birbhum district of West Bengal that has been allocated to SJVN by Government of India. Scheduled to be commissioned in 41 months after work begins, the plant at May 2008 levels is billed to cost Rs 6791.36 crore. At 85 % plant load factor,
the Buxar Thermal Plant will generate 9828 million units of energy in a year.